Thursday, 13 September 2012

Christmas in September

Hi Blogland,  I'm a little bit late posting this.  I'm starting to settle down in my new role a bit more but life is a little chaotic at the moment.  I had anticipated I would be busy for a few weeks, but not on this level!  Phew!  LOL!!!  Still, it's all in a day's work.

Over at Midweek Magnolias this week we are celebrating Christmas in September and I made this gorgeous little tealight card that I saw over at Stempelmaleins blog. 

I did have something a little more elaborate in my mind, but time was running out so I kept it pretty simple.  The image is a pretty old one of  Mother Christmas, but I still adore her.  I coloured her in pencils, but I wish I'd had a bit more time to spend on her.  Part of the reason I ran out of time was because I wasted so much of it trying to find my favourite snowflake punch.  I am so sad and so cross with myself.  I have kept it in the same place for the last 6 years that I've owned it, and last year I can't have put it back where it belongs, so it could be absolutely anywhere now!!!  Grrr.....
All the papers are Bearly Mine Designs and the stamp is a 99p one from Hobbycraft!  Here is the inside:
I've used Vanilla Sugar scented candles here, but I am going to buy some lovely warm spiced ones and make a couple more of these for Christmas gifts at school.  It was very simple to make, and if I'd had all the right tools handy, it would have been pretty quick to make too!

Thats my lot for today then!  Thanks for stopping by, and please pop over to Midweek Magnolias to see what wonderful work my lovely teamies have created for this theme!


  1. How adorable is that Grandma Tilda, love your colouring of her, your papers and the glitz. Fabulous gift idea hon.
    Suzi x

  2. Oh, Anne. I've been looking forward to leaving you a comment on this beautiful work of art. I love how you colored Mother Christmas, she's adorable. The darling tea light holder is an awesome little gift idea and so creative.
    Cathy Lee

  3. So wonderful,I love the image and the colours.
    So gorgeous papers.

    Hugs Riet.xx

  4. Another winner Anne.... You make everything seem so lovely.... now I have to go buy Mrs Christmas, as I don't have her
    You Fault i'm spending hhahahahahha

  5. Absolutely stunning card Anne. xx


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